While Spring Cleaning is all about removing clutter and reorganizing your life, summer is a great time to get down and dirty with deep cleaning. Thoroughly cleansing and sanitizing your office during the summer months will help diminish the spread of germs and keep your employees happy and healthy through the fall and winter seasons.
Work From Top to BottomStart up high with ceiling fixtures, tall windows or furniture, etc. As you clean these, you inevitably move some dirt and dust onto surfaces below. Working down from there will keep you from having to re-clean or sanitize surfaces. Wipe down any and all surfaces that are frequently touched, including counters, doors and door handles, and bathroom and kitchen fixtures. Check the walls behind desks or tables—this is a common place for food or drinks to be spilled and forgotten about or go unnoticed.
Last, but certainly not least, you’ll want to focus on the floors. This is actually the most important part of a good summer deep clean.
Focus on the FloorsYour office floors—particularly if they’re carpeted—take on the most wear and tear of anything in your office. They’re also breeding grounds for dirt and germs, from employees’ shoes, or trash or debris (or liquids!) falling off other surfaces. Carpets are especially notorious for harboring dirt and germs.
We consider commercial carpets to be like a large filter for your office. They are great at collecting and trapping things you don’t want in the air, but like all filters, they need to be cleaned or emptied regularly. If you have any carpeted floors, you should do a deep hot water extraction cleaning at least once a year. Summer is a great time to plan this undertaking. Not only do you have fewer employees in the office, as many are out taking vacations, you can open windows and doors during the nice weather to promote efficient carpet drying and allow dust and dirt to escape outside while cleaning.
Wash the WindowsAgain, nice summer weather is a perfect time for indoor/outdoor cleaning tasks. Besides removing dirt and grime—which likely includes springtime allergens—a clear window that lets the sun shine through is a great mood booster and motivator. Employees tend to be more productive when happy and mentally healthy, and a bright office full of natural light definitely helps with that!
Consider a Professional ServiceDeep cleaning is tedious and time-consuming, something you likely already don’t have a lot to spare. Offices are often short-staffed during the summer months, and you don’t have extra hands to help with such a large project. Plus, many people don’t like to clean, and your employee morale could suffer if they’re having to help. Not to mention you and your employees aren’t professionals, and might not do the most thorough job. Hiring a commercial cleaning service fixes all of these problems. You get a friendly crew who want to clean your office, and you know they’ll do quality work. And you get a sparkling office with happy employees without having to lift a finger.
Contact us today to learn more. Let us get you ready for fall with a pristine workplace you’ll love coming to work in.